Senior .NET Developer

About Portable

Our mission is to seek out areas of social need and policy failure and make transformational change using design and technology. We believe that government, organisations and businesses can be forces for good. But there’s a gap in their understanding of, and ability to meet, the expectations of those in need of positive change. Our job is to use design and technology to narrow the gap between those with the power and responsibility to make a positive change, and those who need it.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • able to work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams of designs, developers and producers
  • seeking opportunities to learn, and helps others by providing feedback
  • familiar with our preferred stacks and is able to efficiently and effectively work in those environments
  • comfortable with working with legacy systems and has experience in evolving those systems over time
  • able to communicate clearly to a broad range of stakeholders, both in person and in writing 

As an agency we have a number of projects running in different technical stacks. Our primary technical stack for this role includes: 

  • Languages: C#, JavaScript (ES6)
  • Frameworks: .Net 4.8, Vue JS
  • Database: Microsoft SQL Server

We are looking for someone who is confident in their ability to write well architected solutions that aren't only performant, but allow for extensibility by design. We are looking for someone who writes testable code and who is comfortable documenting the systems they work on. We are looking for someone with exceptional MSSQL Server skills, being able to grasp complex data models as well as work with large data sets whilst keeping in mind performance during feature development, being able to make suggestions for improvements to a dedicated DBA as well as running queries for debugging purposes an understanding the performance impact of those queries on a real time system.

An example of what a day at Portable as a Senior .NET Developer might look like:

  • Reviewing a few pull requests to help individuals and the team grow with their ability to commit good code to projects
  • Pairing and mentoring on a feature with a mid-level or junior developer to provide directed advice and guidance that will help them grow professionally as a developer
  • Helping lead our PDX (Portable Developer Experience) meetings where we discuss, have workshops and generally look at how we go about development at Portable as a team
  • Collaborating with project managers to advise on scope for features as well as assist with the execution of the overall project architecture
  • Spending some time writing code - implementing new features for a major transport infrastructure provider in Victoria
  • Deploying the major transport provider's project - and sticking around to make sure the deployment was successful
  • Participating in a design & ideation workshop with Anthony, our Lead .NET Developer in collaboration with a client
  • Scoping new work with Chey, our Business Development Specialist, helping think through what the project would take to implement, and how much we should bid for it
  • Worked with the team to do some sprint planning, writing up some tickets in Jira and thinking about how you could break up the tasks.
  • Watching the lunchtime jogging team run out the door from the comfort of your ergonomic chair. You could join in, if you like?


The salary range for this role is between $100,000 - $120,000, depending on your level of experience. We are committed to building a diverse and equal team - people from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

We are open to structuring this role as part-time and flexible working hours. 

How to apply

To be considered, please send us your resume and a cover letter answering the following questions:

  1. Tell us about something that you’ve been learning recently. What is it, how are you learning it and what made you decide to learn this thing?

  2. What’s a challenging technical problem you or your team have solved? What made it challenging, how did you solve it and what part did you play?

  3. Tell us about a great working relationship you’ve had with someone. How did you work together? What’s something you learned from that experience?
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